Basic Information

Encompassing just 160 square acres of land, Rainbow Bridge National Monument is one of the smallest units of the National Park Service. However, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with an abundance of unique and interesting features. The primary feature is, of course, Rainbow Bridge itself, one of the largest natural bridges in the world.

During the summer months rangers are on site daily at the Rainbow Bridge viewing area to provide interpretive programs and information on the geology and cultural history of Rainbow Bridge. Group programs can be arranged throughout the year with advance notice.

As of October 10, 2022: Access to Rainbow Bridge from Lake Powell remains difficult. The dock system and its restroom have been moved to deeper water and are no longer connected to the Rainbow Bridge trail shoreline. Small vessels can beach at the shoreline; however, it is at your own risk. Please exercise caution. Be aware of weather forecasts, stay within your capabilities, and carry drinking water. The hike from the shoreline to Rainbow Bridge is three miles roundtrip. Hikers walking up through the mud delta at the shoreline may encounter quicksand. The other option is to scramble over boulders at the shoreline until meeting the trail, which extends to the bridge on the far left/northeast side of the canyon. Also, be sure to have sufficient fuel for your vessel to get there and back.

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Park rangers walk back to the boat from Rainbow Bridge at lake elevation 3529'. the water does not reach the trailhead at this level, so they must walk through the wet muck.

NPS / Edmonia Martinez


How to Rainbow Bridge

circles in yellow and black, text in circles: Rainbow Bridge NM Winter 2022/2023 Virtual Visitor

All of Rainbow Bridge's Passport Stamps are physically located at Glen Canyon's various visitor centers. There is not one at Rainbow Bridge. When these visitor centers are closed we cannot access those physical Passport Stamps. So if you can't go in person, please download our stamps here. Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge are located in the yellow section of your passport book, but there is also a black version for legibility.

Last updated: January 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

c/o Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
PO Box 1507
691 Scenic View Dr

Page, AZ 86040


928 608-6200
Receptionist at headquarters of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Office hours are weekdays 7am - 4pm MST.

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